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Journalist Matthew Power Dies in Uganda

Matthew Power, who has contributed to pieces to numerous magazines, has died. Men’s Journal reported that Power was in Uganda working on a piece for the magazine that required him to walk the Nile river with the British explorer Levison Wood. Outside reported that it’s believed that Power died of heat stroke and exhaustion.

Power was a contributing editor at Harper’s. His work has appeared in publications such as Men’s Journal, Wired, BusinessweekOutside, GQ, Slate and more.

“Matt Power was a fearless and compassionate journalist who did terrific work for Outside, most recently from Costa Rica, where he reported an astounding story on the murder of a sea turtle activist,” said Outside, in a statement. “He wrote with grace and humor and was always curious. He was tough but treated his story subjects with the utmost respect. Journalism is worse off and our hearts are broken.”

Below is a snippet of Men’s Journal’s note on Power:

He was a true adventurer and a principled, ethical journalist who never failed to put the accuracy of the story and the fairness in his depiction of a person, place, or situation above what worked for him as a writer. Matt chose the hard way when it was the right way, yet somehow never failed to enjoy the journey. He was 39 years old and he will be greatly missed by us here at Men’s Journal and his many friends and colleagues around the world.

[Image: Jessica Benko/Men's Journal]

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